Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What Can Take Away Our Sins?

What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh! Precious is the flow that makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus. For my pardon, this I see, Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; Naught of good that I have done, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus; This is all my righteousness, Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Now by this I’ll overcome—Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Glory! Glory! This I sing—nothing but the blood of Jesus, All my praise for this I bring—
nothing but the blood of Jesus
To be a follower of Jesus the Christ makes me so proud and secure. I will be the first to tell anybody that I was saved by that precious blood of Jesus. I was lost and undone without God or His Son and God saved my soul. It was by The Blood that was shed on the old rugged cross that made the difference in my life. I said all that to say this, I recently read a article in a local news paper in which a man wrote this; “Any person that teaches they has the exclusive path to God and all non believers will suffer eternal damnation is wrong.” Any person that would make such a statement as that is a person who does not read and rightly divide the word of God. Like so many other people he is lost and knows not God. Before I was saved I always tried to be good. I did what was right. I kept the Ten Commandments to the best of my ability, I went to church, and I did all the ordinance of the church but all this did not save me. My name was on the church books but it was not in the book that my Lord kept. I was like thousands of other people who thought they were right but like them I was not. There are other people who believe that their denomination will save them. Some believe their good works will save them, some believe that keeping the ordinances of the church will save them. But the sad fact is you can be baptized in water all you want, but that will not save you. It is a good testimony but it will not save you. Taking communion will not save you. Church ordinances will not save you. Praying to a dead person such as Mary, the mother of Jesus, or a dead saint will not save you because they were in need of a savior too. The fact is they are dead. There is only one mediator between God and man and that mediator is Christ Jesus. When I get to heaven I want to see Jesus and then I want to see these other people who were obedient to our God. But praying to these people is wrong and they cannot save you. Jesus said that no man comes to the father but by him. How much more plainer can it get? Allah cannot save you. Buddha cannot save you. Mother Nature cannot save you or any other religion. It is what Jesus did on the cross. What can take  your sins nothing but the blood of Jesus. When a person searches the scriptures they will soon say I was lost and now I’m found, I was blind but now I see.

Monday, February 10, 2014

And He Pitched His Tent

We can read in our Bible of two men, both were righteous. One was Abraham and the other was Lot, who was Abraham’s nephew. They were also very rich men because God had blessed therm. They became so wealthy that they had to separate because of disputes and quarreling. In other words there was contention between the two households.  Abraham gave Lot the first choice of which way to go. Lot had much in his favor. He had riches and he was a righteous man, but the most important, he was blessed with Godly relatives. When a person is blessed with Godly relatives he is truly blessed.  Just like Lot we have to make choices.
Lot separated himself from Abraham and pitched his tent toward Sodom. Lot’s decision was made purely for carnal reasons rather than for spiritual reasons. Lot was making a choice that day. That choice was for personal gain. Like some people today, including some Christians, the greed for more wealth over took him and he set his eyes toward Sodom. Some Christians, in today’s world, have set their sight toward Sodom.
There is nothing wrong with Christian people being blessed by wealth but we should never take our eyes off of our spiritual values. With Lot Sodom was a good place to raise cattle and that was all he saw. As we all know Sodom lacked in spiritual values. It was sure not a good place to raise his family. Like Lot a lot of Christians today are more interested in the wealth and the money than they are the spiritual things, which is a bad mistake. Whenever a Christian puts his spiritual life on the back burner they are headed for trouble. Lot was thinking of paradise but found Hell!
The spiritual values of Lot were gone. He pitched his tent toward Sodom and then in another chapter we read that he was living in Sodom. He was having fellowship with those ungodly people and not only that his family was also lost for spiritual values. He had daughters that married ungodly men of Sodom. Lot’s Wife loved the things of Sodom and looked back. We all know what happen to her. Then Lot’s other daughters had sex with him and became pregnant. All this because Lot pitched his tent in the wrong direction. What a terrible high cost Lot paid for his decision to pitch his tent toward Sodom and it is a tragic example for all Christians to heed!
What a terrible high cost Lot paid for his decision and tragic example for all Christians to heed.